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Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and other gourmet seasoning ideas.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: snacks
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner


  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon sumac


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  • Remove seeds from pumpkin and rinse in a bowl of water, separating the seeds from the pulp. It's ok if all the pulp does not comes off.
  • Drain all the water. Add oil, lime juice, salt, and spices and mix to coat well.
  • Spread evenly on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake until toasted, approximately 20 minutes, tossing after 10 minutes.
  • Oven temperatures vary, so time may need to be adjusted. Remove from oven, and cool slightly before serving.


Nutrition Info only applies to Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.
  • If you will be carving the pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern, begin by slicing the top off of the pumpkin as you normally would. Otherwise, slice the pumpkin in half to access the pumpkin seeds easier. By the way, a long serrated knife, or a large carving knife (from a carving kit) are the best options for the job.
  • Using a large spoon, ice cream scoop, or carving spoon (from a carving kit) to scrape the inside of the pumpkin. Remove the seeds and stringy fibers & guts. Another great tool for the job is the lid from a mason jar.
  • Place the seeds and any fibers that are still attached inside of a large bowl. Cover the seeds with warm water.
  • Remove the seeds that float to the surface. Next, separate the seeds from the attached stringy fibers.
  • Dry seeds on a kitchen towel before proceeding with the recipe, unless you're infusing the seeds with salt first.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 114mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 0g